Tuesday, October 27, 2009


So, a week ago Friday, Matt started feeling sick. He's still feeling sick. He finally went to the doctor and took a day off work and he has a virus that turned into a sinus infection. Yay no swine flu!

I went to the doctor too because I have been sick for four days. I have a virus that is the beginning stages of a sinus infection. Well, it could be worse.

It is really difficult to be sick and take care of a baby I have discovered. It is like babies always need something and I love her, so I give it to her (like food and milk and stuff). Yesterday Nicole was super fuss face and I thought for sure that she had caught what I have, but today she is hunky dory so it must be those darn teeth again.

I'm starting to think that teeth are a myth. She had four days of fever over 100 and no teeth. They are never coming! They are just going to torture her and therefore me forever.

Well, I'm hoping the sicknesses pass before the weekend so that we can enjoy Halloween because I'm not hanging around people and passing on this sickness. It stops with me. Gottya there virus!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pumpkins and Date!

Last Friday, Matt and I watched the kids for Anne and Carlos. We decided to take all the kids to a pumpkin patch. Unfortunately, when we got there, the patch was closing, so we had to just grab some pumpkins and go. But, I still snapped some pictures of the kids and Coley in her Halloween outfit.

My little girl is so beautiful! And mostly looks like a girl in her little pumpkin getup.

Coley and Lucy
Carlitos posing with a pumpkin.
The next day, Matt and I hosted a group date with my sisters and Johnny and Krista. Everyone came over to our house to make pizza and carve pumpkins. This is not the most attractive picture of us, but it was the only one I got.
This was our pumpkin. I went for simple. Kristi helped carve when she came over to sit for Nicole.
Even Johnny was all culinary and made pizza even though he insisted that he couldn't because he didn't know how. I think he just says he doesn't know how to do things so that he doesn't have to do them. Silly Johnny.
The pizza turned out really yummy and there was enough for everyone to try their hand at making the pizza. Matt was our pizza coordinator and made sure that all the pizzas came out of the oven safely.
After we carved pumpkins and ate, we all went on a Halloween Cruise on the Provo river. I never knew that such a thing existed, but apparently it has been going on for years. We all got in a boat and went down the river and were attacked by pirates and told a spooky tale. It was a lot of fun. Date night was definitely a success!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Six Month Check Up!

Weight: 18.5 lbs 90%
Height: 27 in 90%
Head Size: 95%

My beautiful little big head! I love my Michelin Baby!

This outfit says, "Guess Whoooo's first Halloween?" And it was given to her by Grandma Kimball. But, I put a bow in her hair when we went to the doctors because too many people have been mistaking her for a boy. (even when I dress her in pink and purple, sigh)

Nicole has had a high fever lately, so we stripped her down one night and put a wet washcloth on her head. She looked hilarious.

Nicole has started to try to grab the camera when I am taking pictures. She thinks it is the best game ever.

Happy Birthday Matt

Last Thursday was Matt's Birthday (31). Matt doesn't like to make a big halabaloo for his birthday; it is just not his way. So, I planned just fun day with him, me and the baby.

I went up to his work for lunch (it is a 45 minute drive to salt lake). We went to Hires Big H for lunch and had a pretty good time watching Nicole attempt to eat fries.

When Matt got home from work, I had made him a raspberry pound cake that I saw on the food network. I'm not going to give out the recipe though because it wasn't as good as it looked. It tasted a lot more like bread than cake except that it has frosting on it.

Then, I made Matt's favorite dinner, Chilean steak sandwiches. I know there is a spanish name for them, but I don't know what it is. They are super yummy!

Steak Sandwiches:
1 package flank steak
1 T garlic powder
1 t seasoning salt
1 T olive oil
1 T butter

1 tomato

1 avacado
1/2 t lemon juice
1/4 t seasoning salt
1 t olive oil

soft buns

Cut the flank steak into strips and season with garlic powder and seasoning salt. I usually add an ample amount of garlic powder, but if you like it less garlicy, do less. Heat a sauce pan with oil and butter on medium high heat. Saute flank steak in pan until cooked to the desired doneness. I like it medium.

Make guacamole with avacado, lemon juice, seasoning salt and olive oil. Just mash it all together to desired texture.

Cut tomatos into slices.

Assemble meat, guacamole, and tomatos onto cut buns. Tadah! Yummy sandwich.
I gave Matt a staple/nail gun for his present. I think he really liked it because it is what he asked for. Now all he needs is a new project to try it out on.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


So, Nicole was super fussy yesterday. She cried when I was right next to her or holding her. She took four naps and was still tired. And, she would get sick of every toy we tried after about two minutes. Ugh! Around 8pm, I felt the back of her neck and realized that she felt really hot. We took her temperature and sure enough, 101.7.

I got some baby tylenol into her and got her into a luke warm bath to bring the fever down. The fever came down and we got her to sleep eventually but she still has a fever of 99.4 today. Is this teething? I sure hope so because a teething baby is better than a sick baby.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Orange Rolls and Conference

This weekend we made Orange Rolls for conference. I wish I had taken a picture, but I didn't have the sense of mind to do it and then they were gone before I knew it!

Sunday morning the baby woke up around 6am like she usually does. I put her back down to sleep and then went down to the kitchen to start the dough for orange rolls. It takes a long time if you are making the dough from scratch because the dough has to rise... twice! So, I made the dough and let it rise and went back to bed. But, of course Nicole was up an hour later. She is most definitely an early to riser.

The orange rolls were fairly easy to make, if time consuming, but they were totally worth it! We had Sarah and her newly reunited boyfriend Mark over. And, we had DJ and Kristy. I like to be with family on conference. It is just a comfortable and happy time.

Conference this year was as good as it ever is. It is such a comfort to have the guidance from our church leaders and be able to hear the counsels of the Lord from my own living room. It is most definitely my favorite church meeting ever. I would have conference all the time if I could. But, then I guess it wouldn't feel as special as it does.